Management

RobFrierRob Frier, President

Rob worked in various engineering, sales, and management roles prior to assuming the role of corporate President. He began managing in 1992 and has since grown the company from a 22 person operation to a thriving business with four locations across the U.S. and three additional locations in China, Taiwan and Korea. Rob has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from the University of Baltimore.

KevinHarbarger150Kevin Harbarger, VP of Business Development

Kevin has been with MET Labs for almost 25 years, starting in Outside Sales and then was elevated to National Sales Manager in 1995. He became the VP of Business Development in 2001. Before joining the MET team, Kevin served in the U.S. Air Force as a technician in the Test, Measurement, and Diagnostics Equipment Laboratory. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.  After an Honorable Discharge, Kevin worked in sales in the electronic test equipment industry from 1985-1992.

RickCooper150Rick Cooper, Safety Lab Director

Rick started at MET in 1981. With more than 35 years of experience, he quickly increased his position within the company becoming the Safety Lab Director in 2000. Rick helped MET Labs gain NRTL accreditation from OSHA, as well as, accreditation from the SCC, A2LA, and IECEE. Rick is a NARTE Certified Engineer (NCE) in the product safety and currently oversees 27 safety engineers and technicians in Maryland, California, Texas, China, and Korea.

 Steve Pitta, Environmental and Energy Lab Director

Steve is nearly a two decade veteran of MET serving in various managerial roles in Baltimore and Austin. He is well known for his creativity, leadership and his passion to provide MET’s customers and employees with an exceptional experience. Steve managed large teams, high profile programs and strategic expansions prior to stepping into the Director position. Steve is responsible for leading MET’s Environmental Simulation, Energy Efficiency, Battery, Fiber Optics, Special Projects, Meter Accuracy and Telecom departments.

John150John Mason, EMC Lab Director

John has 17+ years of service at MET, and has worked his way from Test Technician to Lab Director. He brings hands-on engineering experience and has managed both the Regulatory and Military laboratories. As the EMC Lab Director, John oversees EMC product testing for appliances, wireless products, and IT, areospace and military equipment.